FCA US Proving Grounds

Chelsea Proving Grounds
3700 S Mi State Rd 52, Chelsea, Michigan, United States
Acreage: 4,000 acres
Road Surface: 100 lane miles
Employment: 481 employees

Site Background:  The Chelsea Proving Grounds, located about 70 miles from the FCA US headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, opened in 1954. With most of the facility operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, it conducts 85 percent of vehicle testing scenarios including impact barrier tests; safety sled; emissions build and testing; emissions development and certification; powertrain calibration; performance and fuel economy; corrosion tests; and brake systems development and certification.

The Company announced in September 2018 that it has invested more than $30 million at the facility to further development and testing of autonomous vehicle and advanced safety technologies. The all-new facility features a dedicated autonomous highway-speed track, 35-acre safety-feature evaluation area and a high-tech command center.
Arizona Proving Grounds
1 Proving Ground Road, Yucca, Arizona, United States

Acreage: 4,000 acres

Road Surface: 70 lane miles

Employment: 69 employees

Site Background: Purchased in 2007, the year-round testing facility includes an 18-acre vehicle dynamics area; durability mileage accumulation testing (specifically for high temperatures and dust); noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) development; pass-by-noise development and certification; and solar load and thermal tests.


Florida Evaluation Center
5301 34th Ave. SE, Naples, Florida, United States

Acreage: 500 acres

Employment: One (1) employee

Site Background: The Florida Evaluation Center was purchased in 2012 to serve as a winter coast down test site from January to March. Testing includes powertrain calibration as well as ride and NVH development.

(Updated: July 2019)

Contact Information

Jodi Tinson
Cell: (586) 219-0677
Eric Mayne
Cell: 248-760-2429
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